United Kingdom GDP Annual Growth Rate  1956-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The UK’s economy advanced 2 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2016, unchanged from the second estimate but higher than a downwardly revised 1.8 percent growth in the previous period. Consumer spending and exports went up faster than initially estimated while the fall in business investment was twice the expected, final figures showed. GDP Annual Growth Rate in the United Kingdom averaged 2.46 percent from 1956 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 9.80 percent in the first quarter of 1973 and a record low of -6.10 percent in the first quarter of 2009. GDP Annual Growth Rate in the United Kingdom is reported by the Office for National Statistics.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.00 1.80 9.80 -6.10 1956 - 2016 percent Quarterly
The United Kingdom is the sixth largest economy in the world and the second largest in Europe after Germany. The Services sector is the most important and accounts for 79 percent to total GDP. The biggest segments within Services are: government, education and health (19 percent of total GDP); real estate (12 percent); professional, scientific and technical activities and administrative and support services (12 percent); wholesale and retail trade (11 percent); and financial and insurance (8 percent). Industry accounts for 21 percent of the GDP and the largest segments within this sector are: manufacturing (10 percent of total GDP) and construction (6 percent). The Agriculture sector accounts for only 1 percent of GDP. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom GDP Annual Growth Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom GDP Annual Growth Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-27 08:30 AM Q1 2.1% 2.1% 2% 2.1%
2016-05-26 08:30 AM Q1 2% 2.1% 2.1% 2.1%
2016-06-30 08:30 AM Q1 2% 1.8% 2% 2%
2016-07-27 08:30 AM Q2 2% 2.0%
2016-08-26 08:30 AM Q2 2%
2016-09-30 08:30 AM Q2 2%

UK GDP Annual Growth Rate Confirmed at 2%


The UK’s economy advanced 2 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2016, unchanged from the second estimate but higher than a downwardly revised 1.8 percent growth in the previous period. Consumer spending and exports went up faster than initially estimated while the fall in business investment was twice the expected, final figures showed.

Household spending grew more than anticipated (2.8 percent from 2.6 percent in the second estimate), but slowed from a 2.9 percent rise in the previous quarter. Government consumption went up 1.9 percent, below preliminary estimates of a 2.1 percent rise but the same as in the previous quarter. And consumption of nonprofit institutions serving households grew at a faster 2.2 percent (2 percent in the second estimate and 1.6 percent in the previous quarter).

Gross fixed capital formation slowed sharply. It went up 0.7 percent, lower than 1.1 percent in the second estimate and 2.3 percent in the previous period. It is the lowest performance since a 2 percent drop in the first quarter of 2013. The drop in business investment doubled (-0.8 percent from -0.4 percent in the previous estimate). 

Exports grew 2.3 percent, slightly better than 2.1 percent in the second estimate but sharply below a 4.8 percent rise in the previous quarter. Imports growth slowed more (1.7 percent compared to 2 percent in the second estimate and 5.5 percent in the previous period). 

Growth rate for the last three months of 2015 was revised down to 1.8 percent from 2.1 percent. 

On a quarterly basis, the economy advanced 0.4 percent.

ONS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/30/2016 10:42:05 AM

United Kingdom GDP Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
GDP Growth Rate 0.40 0.70 5.00 -2.70 percent [+]
GDP Annual Growth Rate 2.00 1.80 9.80 -6.10 percent [+]
GDP 2849.35 2991.69 2991.69 72.33 USD Billion [+]
GDP Constant Prices 464212.00 462139.00 464212.00 107263.00 GBP Million [+]
Gross National Product 459327.00 454597.00 461825.00 4748.00 GBP Million [+]
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 77059.00 77099.00 80420.00 13405.00 GBP Million [+]
GDP per capita 40967.70 40199.32 41567.28 13478.88 USD [+]
GDP per capita PPP 37613.54 36908.06 38164.02 26016.61 USD [+]
GDP From Agriculture 2943.00 2953.00 3009.00 2156.00 GBP Million [+]
GDP From Construction 24299.00 24333.00 25502.00 19510.00 GBP Million [+]
GDP From Manufacturing 38443.00 38624.00 41618.00 35763.00 GBP Million [+]
GDP From Mining 7583.00 7815.00 17696.00 6875.00 GBP Million [+]
GDP From Public Administration 18776.00 18788.00 21418.00 18052.00 GBP Million [+]
GDP From Services 323700.00 320602.00 323700.00 162406.00 GBP Million [+]
GDP From Transport 17622.00 17664.00 18468.00 10264.00 GBP Million [+]




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